|Sex, Crystal Methamphetamine, and HIV: The Connection (Version 2) - AIDSvideos.org|
Becky Kuhn, M.D. discusses how the use of crystal methamphetamine (a.k.a. meth, tina, crank, speed, tweak, ice, glass, or crystal) is contributing to the spread of HIV. Meth initially increases the sex drive, enables the user to stay awake for long periods, and reduces inhibitions. A California study showed that 25% of occasional users and 40% of chronic users are HIV positive. Methamphetamine is highly addictive...
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